The 3 lies of the serpent in the Garden of Eden and the dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church show how easily unconcerned believers accept their faith based on official teachings outside of the Bible. Satan’s statements can be found in the Catechism of Rome if one wanted to.
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“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die”
God expressly stated that the man who eats from the “tree of knowledge” must die. Up until then, Adam and Eve had not fallen into sin and therefore were not doomed to die. In order to deceive Eve, Satan used a crude lie. He lied that she didn’t have to die even after the forbidden grip on the fruit and thus also suggested immortality. In addition, Satan’s claim portrayed God as a liar.
The Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church teaches about an “immortal soul”. It even becomes obvious that the church is well aware of its diametrical deviation from the teaching of the Bible. This is evident from the statements in the “New Catholic Encyclopedia”, Volume 13, starting on page 335. From this it is clear that the Bible in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament does not speak of an “immortal soul”, but of the living human being as a soul. The living human therefore has no soul, but IS the soul, which consists of earth and the breath of life of God. So also clearly in Genesis 2:7:
Nevertheless, the Catholic Church in the tradition of its “Church Fathers” who used the Hellenistic variant of an “immortal soul”. So also in the Catholic Catechism Pos. 366:
“The Church teaches that every spiritual soul is created immediately by God – it is not “produced” by the parents – and also that it is immortal: it does not perish when it separates from the body at death, and it will be reunited with the body at the final Resurrection.”
What is also revealing here is that this dogma “teaches the Church” and not the Holy Scriptures. A similar entry is also in the Cath. Compendium item 70:
Where does the soul come from?
366-368 The spiritual soul does not come from one’s parents but is created immediately by God and is immortal. It does not perish at the moment when it is separated from the body in death and it will be once again reunited with the body at the moment of the final resurrection.
“Straight ahead and direct” takes over the cath. Church the first of the 3 lies of the serpent, “certainly you will not die”, since man already possesses an “immortal soul”.
Some examples: Bible verses about mortal soul.
Satan wants to convince Eve of the lie that man can become like God. The description of a “divine spark” in man should be familiar to many Catholics and other esoterics. In order to adopt this statement in the Catholic Catechism, the church tries to interpret the statement in 2 Peter 1:4 with its own interpretation:
Peter describes here that man can participate in the divinity of the LORD Jesus Christ, so to speak benefit. The divinity of Christ for the benefit of man.
Rome completely reinterprets this statement, as in Cath. Catechism, pos. 460:
The Word became flesh to make us “partakers of the divine nature”:”For this is why the Word became man, and the Son of God became the Son of man: so that man, by entering into communion with the Word and thus receiving divine sonship, might become a son of God.” “For the Son of God became man so that we might become God.” “The only-begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in his divinity, assumed our nature, so that he, made man, might make men gods.
Completely in the “traditions” of the church, the explanations of the deceased who were personally canonized serve as the basis for this thesis (Irenaeus and Athanasius). Jesus Christ came on earth to “make man divine”. Such steep theses can also be observed in the confusion of the New Age scene.
Until the Fall of Man, it was irrelevant for the human being who had not yet fallen what was “good” or “evil”. Just as modern man, in his fallen state, includes sin in the “standard repertoire,” so little did Adam and Eve think of any action that would be recognized as evil in the eyes of God. With the disobedience of Eve and subsequently also of Adam, this situation came to an end. Both realized they were “naked” and went into hiding. The covering robe of righteousness was taken away. Because of his self-aggrandizement, fallen man thinks he is in the security of his “own reason”. But the Lord Jesus Christ got to the point when He said that without Him we (the people) cannot do anything. Fallen man’s own morality can only lead to ruin. One need only look around the world today to confirm this.
For the Catholic Church, however, this is no obstacle to explaining the “high morality” – of course with the Pope at the top – of the people as “God-given”. Thus in Catechism pos. 1730 and 1731:
God created man a rational being, conferring on him the dignity of a person who can initiate and control his own actions. “God willed that man should be ‘left in the hand of his own counsel,’ so that he might of his own accord seek his Creator and freely attain his full and blessed perfection by cleaving to him (St. Irenäus, hær. 4,4,3).
Freedom is the power, rooted in reason and will, to act or not to act, to do this or that, and so to perform deliberate actions on one’s own responsibility. By free will one shapes one’s own life. Human freedom is a force for growth and maturity in truth and goodness; it attains its perfection when directed toward God, our beatitude.
Here, too, the Bible does not give the “right answer”, but once again a deceased who has been declared holy in his own home. Pos. 1732 of the Cath. Catechism expands the thesis somewhat:
As long as freedom has not bound itself definitively to its ultimate good which is God, there is the possibility of choosing between good and evil, and thus of growing in perfection or of failing and sinning. This freedom characterizes properly human acts. It is the basis of praise or blame, merit or reproach.
Since the Catholic Church has defined itself as a “sacrament”, i.e. holy and decisive for human salvation, it is almost self-explanatory who here “praises, blames” and “assigns or merit”.
The lie about the immortal soul shows very well that the Roman Catholic Church is very aware of the – to put it diplomatically – deviation from the gospel. In the “New Catholic Encyclopdia”, Vol.13, from page 335, “Soul (in the Bible)” it is explained to the reader that the Old Testament as well as the New Testament clearly report on a soul of man as a whole. The (material) human being with the breath of life (breath) of God IS the soul. There is no separate consideration of man and soul in the Bible.
But the Church of Rome has obviously decided to tell the people something else, just the variant of the Hellenistic philosophers, aka Plato and Co.
For every Catholic, agreement with the 3 lies of the serpent (Satan) and the Cath. Catechism to set off a fiery red alarm. The anti-Christian system according to the Bible is easy to identify anyway, based on the explanations in Revelation 17 and other clearly understandable descriptions in the Bible.
Bible verses from King James Version